I don’t know if you did the Arc thoughts before and forgot because I was bingeing, but I’m really glad that you figured out that the divide in Arcs is really relevant to plot and buikdup instead of being just an arbitrary distinction, like I used to think it was. Going back to the first couple of Arcs, is there anything you figured out about their titles? Is there anything you want to keep in mind for the rest of the story? Thanks for the Arc thoughts, and have fun reading ^^
Oh, yeah, the Arcs have pretty clear distinctions and roles. Like Gestation being “the beginning”, Insinuation being the time leading up to Taylor joining the Undersiders, etc. They quickly fell into a pattern of having their own progressions of tension, with Arc climaxes and such, a pattern which Wildbow began subverting with Arc 7.
As for Arc titles, I guess there’s nothing new to report. Although looking at my ToC, it does strike me that we’ve got Arcs 1-3 with longer titles ending in -ation, Arcs 4-7 with short, to-the-point titles, and then Arc 8 goes back to a long title ending in -ation. I’m not sure if that’s supposed to mean anything, though.
As for things to keep in mind… I’m not sure what you mean. I’d like to keep most things in mind, though we’ve seen how much I fail at that. 😛